Monday, January 26, 2015

...to be a wonderful Father.



I went to a baby shower over the weekend for my friend, who is having a baby boy.

Scarlett wrote the following card for the expected little boy:


I love that her "wish" for the baby is that he will grow up to "be a wonderful father!"

Being a parent, loving, teaching, and providing for your children is the most worthwhile goal, and I'm so glad that my child feels that this is a noble (and normal) wish to wish for a baby's future as well.  The Family Proclamation teaches us that, "The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife."...and that "Children are an heritage of the Lord."

I love my children.  And I'm glad to see that they are beginning to see the pattern of family that God desires for all of His children, that it is not just about "having cute babies" but it is about raising righteous, happy, well-adjusted people who grow up to become good and loving parents as well. It is God's plan, and it is glorious!

6 comments:

  1. That is awesome! It sounds like your children are very well-taught! I have been feeling that we need to focus more on teaching the doctrine of parenthood in our family. And while I'm here, thank you so much for your uplifting, wonderful blog. I have been enjoying it for several years now. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind and supportive comment, Michelle! I do appreciate it! I'm sure you're doing a great job. You might want to try following the "five minute Family Proclamation Lessons" that we did as a family last January: http://beinglds.blogspot.com/search/label/5-Minute%20Lessons%20on%20the%20Family%20Proclamation

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  2. Little ones today are so amazing; I loved this one. You are very good at raising your children in the gospel. Keep up the good works.
    Blessings for all you do!

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    1. Thank you so much, LeAnn...It takes a lot to raise children in this world! :) But as you know, it's worth all of the work! And it's fun to see some of that work paying off...

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  3. success enjoy the rewards of your parenting!

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  4. Aww, that is wonderful!! Thank you for sharing!

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